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American Men: So Alone

American Men: So Alone

The Present – and Future – of American Men

Funny. I have thousands of Facebook friends, thousands of Twitter followers, and hundreds of friends or whatever on other media channels.

But as I sit here today crying softly in the corner of a packed Starbucks, I feel so alone.

It isn’t the Facebook, Twitter, or any social media person that I reach out to it was a friend. You know those people you break bread with, those people that you can call at the last minute and they’ll show up at your door.

Friends are Bigger Than I Thought

“The U.S. surgeon general says isolation is a bigger American health problem than cancer or heart disease,” said On Point host Tom Ashbrook.

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As much as I love the cuddle time with baby, it could also be leading to an early death for me. [toby boyce]
That’s the thing. I KNOW thousands maybe even tens of thousands of people. But how many friends do I truly have …

I listened to the On Point interview and realized that it was me – and I’m sure millions of other men. I still list “best friends” I haven’t seen in 5-10 years. We are so busy taking care of our lives and being good husbands and good fathers that we don’t foster those relationships and it “isn’t cool” to just reach out on the phone and say “hi”. (Sorry, not a millennial so calling before texting is okay).

But it goes further than just “friends”. It adversly effects our entire life. With less friends, you do less socializing and going out, so more likely to grab fast food on the way home and increase your waist line. Sometimes the “hermit” lifestyle sounds good but we don’t associate them as the picture of health. And we comment on how quickly a lot of married men pass away within a short-time of their spouse. Why? He died of a broken heart. But what is a broken heart? Loneliness. Is that what you want for the rest of your life?

Where Did My Friends Come From?

You’ll notice a change in tone to this story, as I sat here at Starbucks, Oxford Automotive’s owner James Church came in and stopped to talk with me for a few minutes. Nothing deep, just a hello and how is business type thing. But that was enough to change my spirit. I am still sad, but I know that I’m not alone and that makes it so much easier to be sad …if that makes any sense at all.

I will have to say that my best friends right now are through Terra Nova Community Church. And I don’t say that trying to get you to show up at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday at 425 S Sandusky Street in #DelawareOH. (really, but here is a map if you need it). I say that because you have to be part of a group — and not “You’re From Delaware If” Facebok page — to build friendships and connections.

I mean you have to be out and talking to people. Put the damn phone down and do something like just sit in a coffee shop and smile at people that come in. You never know you may make their day and make a new friend. Or use that phone to stop sending messages to people and actually call them – unless they are a millennial you should text first, would not want to cross the etiquette line.

I mean it is a stretch. We have been taught that once we get married that means no more feeling vulnerable as you open up to someone. But we have to do it. Our lives depend on it.

I don’t have a call to action in this long-winded post. Just call an old-friend – or make a new friend – to say “hi.”

How Property Management Can Reduce Tax Bills

How Property Management Can Reduce Tax Bills

One of the most rewarding transactions, I ever worked on was honestly one of the smallest. But it proved to be a major win-win for everyone involved.

I can literally see the eye’s rolling and bullpoop meeters exploding at this point. And I know — if this was Good Eats then there would be some flash-back to the number of times I’ve told clients that the “win-win” is like a participation trophy — looks good and sounds good but really means nothing.

Okay, so why is this not bull? Well lets start from the beginning.

The Players

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You get a tax break, while a non-profit enhances its appeal in your property. That is a win-win in my world. [Toby Boyce]
  • Non-Profit Organization. Group had a great location but building was sold and lease wasn’t renewed. So we had to find them a new home … and fast.
  • Building Owner. Ran into a business owner – actually another real estate company – that had extra space at a prime location in greater Columbus area.
  • Tenant Representative. In this case, C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co. made the connection between the tenant and landlord and stepped out of the discussion. Had the landlord not been a real estate company, we’d have stayed in to provide additional support and assistance.

That’s great Toby, but let’s get to the win-win …

The Win-Win

This building rents in the $12 – $15 per square foot range but the non-profits budget was closer to say $5 a foot. So it doesn’t take a very experienced negotiator to realize that this is a very challenging deal for anyone.

Now this is the section where I remind everyone that I am not a tax accountant and have not played one on TV. For your particular situation contact your tax professional – and if you don’t have one then I’d suggest checking out our list of recommended accountants.

At this point, let’s assume that the landlord has several leases at $15 per square foot in the building. That’s important because it provides proof that this is a viable lease rate if the IRS were to audit the books. Prepare a lease at $15 per square foot and in the lease the landlord agrees to donate $10 per square foot to the charity each month. Bam. Now we have a $15 lease for the landlord and a $5 lease for the charity.

This sounds more like a win-lose situation right now Toby …

Why Would “I” Do This Deal?

Win vs. Lose. So you don’t make as much money, does that automatically equate to a loss? But what if that loss actually becomes a way to reduce your tax liability? Now is it a loss? I don’t know about you but when I find ways to – legally – pay Uncle Sam less it is a win.

  • Landlord. Taxes suck and we all find ways to limit the amount we have to pay Uncle Sam. Well in this scenario, the landlord shows $5 per month income and gets a $10 per month tax deduction. Obviously, the landlord has to be in a situation where they don’t “need” the $10 per foot to keep the business solvent. But for others it can be a great way to reduce your overall income and build some great community good will working with local 501-C non-profit organizations.
  • Tenant. This is a no-brainer for them. They get a $15 address for $5 and depending on how the lease is structured can show an increase in donations to the organization which can help in grant funding.

So is this a no-brainer?

And I remind you again, I am NOT an accountant – find a list of those that are – and you need professional assistance for your particular situation.

Interested in Career in Real Estate?

Interested in Career in Real Estate?

C.G. Boyce is Looking for New, Experienced Agents

Do you dream of taking ownership of your career?
Working hard and being rewarded when the project is complete?
Watching the “HGTV” real estate shows you think “I could do that.”
Well now is your chance. Real estate prices have escalated and so has the earning potential!

What is C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co. Looking For:

  1. Licensed or willing to become licensed to sell real estate in Ohio. Tuition assistance available.
  2. No felonies. Division of real estate rules.
  3. High school graduate, college preferred. A motivated learner that is willing to do things they don’t want to do is more important than education.
  4. Self starter. You wake up every day unemployed and the quicker you get “hired” the more opportunities to make money.
  5. Ethical. We are a family-owned, family-first company and believe strongly in treating customers better than family.

Who is C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co.?

C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co was founded in 2015 and serves clients from a diverse community including residential, commercial, investment and property management. Our president has worked with local, regional, national, independent and branded franchises in more than a decade in the industry and blended his experiences to create a unique selling environment.
Apply today by sending your resume and cover letter via e-mail to Broker and President Toby Boyce.
What Makes Toby Different?

What Makes Toby Different?

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The future for C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co. is so bright Olivia has to wear shades! [toby boyce]

This morning, I gave the ten-minute presentation at DelCo Profit Builders BNI chapter and thought I’d share the key details with others that might be wondering how to give me a referral.

We highlighted the three key pieces that make BNI strong – know, like, and trust – and how we fill each segment. Since I’m so quiet and shy — where is that sarcasm font? — we ran into time issues but this was my initial outline and I’m glad to share it with other followers on this page today.

If you like what you read, don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email or phone and we’ll chat more.


WHAT SETS TOBY BOYCE APART?

COMPASSION & CARING

The most important person in our community is you.

CONNECTIONS & COMMITMENT

From being called “Google” when it comes to what is happening the area to having a network of nearly 4,000 people from 11 years in real estate.

YOUR HOME IS NOT AN INVESTMENT

It may be the largest purchase that most Americans will make in their lifetime. But, that doesn’t mean it isn’t just another asset.

KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS TOBY PROVIDES TO THOSE YOU REFER

WE BECOME YOUR EYES & EARS

You work. You don’t have time to worry about your real estate transaction. That’s my job. We become your personal real estate department. You hire an accountant, a financial planner, why not the right REALTOR®?

YOU BUY, WE MANAGE, YOU RECEIVE CHECK

We are excited to open our property management / investment portfolio up to new investors. It is a true opportunity for “mail box” money for the new or savvy investor. “Most property managers think their jobs end with finding my tenants,” a client said. “But you treat our properties with the same care as you would your own and the same attention to detail.”

THINGS TO LISTEN FOR WHEN YOU WANT TO REFER TOBY

  1. Friends and colleagues that are not happy with their current REALTOR® and looking for something different.
  2. Small Business Owners that have real estate needs but lack the time or energy to search out new locations.
  3. Those looking to diversify their investment portfolio.
  4. Friends and colleagues that have always talked about that “dream” home. It is never too early to start talking about what that home looks like.

Sound like someone you want to have working on your residential, commercial or investment real estate deals? Contact Toby today at (740) 990-9748 or toby@cgboyce.com.

IT SOLD: Dublin Road Home Fetches $3,000,000

IT SOLD: Dublin Road Home Fetches $3,000,000

5555 Dublin Road in rural Delaware, Ohio, sold for $3,000,000 on May 30, according to the Delaware County Auditor’s Office.

The property featured more than 22-1/4 acres along the Scioto River just south of Bellepoint and US 42. The Auditor’s site lists the home with five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and four partial bathrooms in its 10,141 square feet and is situated on two parcels.

 

USDA Celebrates National Home Ownership Month

USDA Celebrates National Home Ownership Month

Received this press release from Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Rural Development on National Home Ownership Month. I am a huge fan of the USDA Rural Development loan program which offers 100% financing for buyers in areas determined as “rural.” For example, a rule of thumb, is that anything north of 36 in Delaware County is eligible but always ask when looking at homes. Only two counties – Franklin and Summit – have no areas that are eligible for the rural development program.


USDA Celebrates National Homeownership Month

Events across the Nation to Spotlight Efforts to Help Rural Americans Buy Homes

Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Rural Development Roger Glendenning today kicked off National Homeownership Month to celebrate the vital contribution homeowners have made to communities across rural America.

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Left to right, Lisa Mensah, Under Secretary Rural Development (RD), Franklin Codel, Head of Wells Fargo Home Lending and Tony Hernandez, Administrator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service at the Champion of Rural Housing, Homeownership Month 2016 at the USDA, in Washington, DC on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. USDA photo by Steve Thompson.

“Owning a home provides rural residents a secure environment where they can raise families, and it helps invigorate local rural economies that are vital to the long-term security and well-being of our nation,” Glendenning said. “Homeownership fortifies communities, creates jobs and strengthens the local businesses that support our towns.”

USDA provides mortgage loan guarantees through partnerships with private-sector lenders to help low- to moderate-income rural homebuyers. In 2016 alone, USDA worked with nearly 1,500 lenders to help 116,000 rural individuals and families buy homes.

USDA has helped more than 4.1 million rural residents buy homes since the National Housing Act was passed 68 years ago.

Department of Agriculture employees will celebrate National Homeownership Month throughout June with events across the nation that demonstrate the Department’s longstanding commitment to provide affordable housing opportunities for rural Americans. To learn more about USDA’s observance of National Homeownership Month, please visit our Facebook page, follow @USDARD on Twitter, contact a USDA Rural Development State Office near you, or call (800) 670-6553.

USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; homeownership; community services such as schools, public safety and healthcare; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.

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Tony Hernandez, Administrator U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service makes remarks at the Champion of Rural Housing, Homeownership Month 2016 at the USDA, in Washington, DC on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. USDA photo by Steve Thompson.

Refinancing Saves Delaware Residents Money

Refinancing Saves Delaware Residents Money

Study: Delaware No.1 in Refinance Savings

A recent SmartAsset study highlighted the amount of money saved per refinance and named Delaware County as tops in Ohio and #348 on the national level.

Delaware and Warren Counties ran first and second. Which seems fitting in that for most of the 21st-century the two have swapped the fastest growing county in the state title. That growth was easily seen in that the number of refinances in the top two counties each nearly equalled the next three combined.

Savings Per Refinance

Ohio’s Top Five

# City Refinances Avg. Refinance Avg. Yearly Savings
1. Delaware 2,077 $212,825 $2,593
2. Warren 2,357 $184,844 $2,252
3. Union 463 $176,289 $2,148
4. Geauga 804 $174,189 $2,122
5. Hamilton 1,012 $154,948 $1,888

Upon first look, I really was struggling to see if there was value in this as a “real” story or just a set of numbers tossed into ranking … because well with “big data” we can. But then it hit me.

Economic Impact. That’s the power of this study.

The house has – unfortunately – been the way the lower and middle classes have established wealth. And with the house crash we saw much of that wealth come crashing down. This study is showing that about $5 million has been saved on mortgage payments. Put another way, that is $2,593 that the 2,077 residents are able to pump back into our local economy. The data, which is from 2014, also shows the average refinance was for $212,825 which is well below the County’s average sale price of $288,049 during the same time period. Which is to be expected with really needing 80% loan-to-value to make a refinance worth it in most cases.

Savings Per Refinance

Nationally

# City Refinances Avg. Refinance Avg. Yearly Savings
1. Pitken, CO 256 $993,141 $13,388
2. Granite, MT 15 $818,733 $10,709
3. New York, NY 3,022 $832,831 $10,146
4. Nantucket, RI 222 $766,140 $9,333
5. Union, NM 23 $702,000 $8,693

When extrapulated to the national level, it becomes obvious that the biggest numbers are going to be found in highest priced counties. For good reason, they paid more for the house in the first place and the refinances are going to save more “hard” dollars.

All-in-all the only real interest in this story is the potential economic impact of these refinances in these areas.

“3 Central Ohio Counties Tops in the State,” Columbus Business First, 2016.

Matt Tway: The Best Banker in the Universe

Matt Tway: The Best Banker in the Universe

Vendor Spotlight: Matt Tway, The Union Bank

“Matthew Tway is the best banker in the Universe,” Internet (which is always right, right?).

Matt is a long-time member of DelCo Profit Builders and is entering his second year as the group’s commercial lender.

Matt Tway, right, discusses The Union Bank's benefits during DelCo Profit Builders BNI meeting on Tuesday. [toby boyce]
Matt Tway, right, discusses The Union Bank’s benefits during DelCo Profit Builders BNI meeting on Tuesday. [toby boyce]

The Union Bank is different than a lot of commercial lenders in that it still uses the old-fashioned method of a loan committee evaluating your loan. When the committee meets the loan merits are discussed and it provides the opportunity for addtional subjectivity to be added into the project. “What do we know about this company?” is often asked. The Union Bank will loan within 100 miles of any location.

Matt is a resident of Marion where he lives with wife Annette – former DelCo Profit Builders member – and children. Matt’s niche is real estate investors that have been in the business about 4-6 years with proven ability to manage the properties. The Union Bank offers a unique program that can work with real estate investors on single-family, duplex, or triplex properties that most other lending institutions are not interested in.

An ideal referral for Matt includes:

  1. Dentist
  2. Commercial Realtors
  3. Single-Family mortgage lenders
  4. Property Managers
  5. Transportation
  6. Attorney
  7. Farmers
  8. Doctors
  9. Manufacturing Companies

If you are interested in talking with Matt call him today at 740-387-2265 x7134 or via e-mail at mtway (at) theubank (dot) com. (replace “at” with “@” and “dot” with “.”)

Boyce Earns GRI Designation

Boyce Earns GRI Designation

Toby Boyce has been awarded the Graduate, Realtor’s Institute (GRI) from the Ohio Association of Realtors®.

The Danville, Ohio, native serves on the board of directors for the Delaware County Board of Realtors® and is also a member of the Knox County Board of Realtors®, the Ohio Association of Realtors® and National Association of Realtors®. He serves on NAR, OAR and DCBR committees that assist in guiding the organizations into the future.

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Boyce

The Ohio Association of Realtors® has approximately 27,000 members – the largest professional trade association in the Buckeye State – with only 5.6% of members having earned their GRI designation.

The Ohio Realtor® Institute series consists of three courses needed to obtain the Graduate Realtors® Institute designation. A few of the curriculum areas include construction, marketing, agency, equal opportunity, appraising, financing brokerage management, taxation, negotiating, and other current issues facing the real estate community.

Boyce is the President and Broker for C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co. based in Delaware. Earning his bachelor’s degree from Mount Union, Master’s in Business Administration from Heidelberg College, and additional studies at Hondros College.

He is married to Gretchen – CEO for C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co. – and the couple reside in Delaware with their dog.

Taking Toby Aside … why Delaware Future

Taking Toby Aside … why Delaware Future

Hello old friends. It has been a while since I’ve been around.

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Toby, Gretchen and Sadie spend some time at Gallant Woods Park recently. [photo Beth Graham]
“whyDELAWARE” has been left to languish a bit as Toby launched C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co. with his wife and family. With the personal Web site and corporate Web site where does this leave my creative process?

As we worked through the ideas and topics, it became more work and I lost enjoyment of the writing since it was really being forced. Toby has never been a write for 10 minutes a day type guy, he will sit down and write non-stop for hours and then emerge and go to a different project. But time has not been our friend. The past few months.

So whyDELAWARE is going to experience a re-birth of sorts. We are still going to be a voice in the central Ohio real estate market – and highlight the finer points of what makes Delaware, Ohio, great.

Everything on the site will be original. The Gazette might publish the weekly property transfers but we are going to take the time to figure out what it really means and how it is going to effect your home and / or business life.

We are going to be sharing information on Delaware County events like we have always done, but it will be focuseed on the Social Media accounts for Toby and C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co.

Follow Toby C.G. Boyce Online

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Twitter @tobyboyce @cgboycere
@DelOHcommercial
Facebook Toby Boyce REALTOR Company Page
Personal Page
LinkedIn Personal Page Company Page
Pinterest My Pins Company Page
Instagram realtortboyce

So What Will Go Where?

The objectiv is to stay connected with all the great people we’ve met and done work with over the years. This site will become the place for Toby’s analysis of the real estate industry and local items — like restaurant updates, etc. — while items that are generally announcements of coming events will be published solely on our social media streams.

Where is C.G. Boyce?

As a brokerage site, it will be home to all the listings and will have publication of news that affects the entire brokerage – new agents, open houses, etc. – that are deemed to be of valuable to either all the agents or anyone associated with the company.

See you Soon …

5 Tips to Keep Your Home Water Free This Winter!

5 Tips to Keep Your Home Water Free This Winter!

Dry Patrol of Central Ohio, a Delaware Ohio water-damage contractor, shares five key tips to reduce the chance of a water problem this winter.

The company offers flood damage cleanup throughout Columbus and outlying cities, among other remediation services. To assist homeowners in preventing this sort of damage, Dry Patrol of Central Ohio, offers timely, emergency water restoration services to home and business owners. In addition, the company provides ongoing alerts and releases containing practical information that can be implemented immediately.logo

President Bryan Daughtry comments, “Our aim is to be there for home and businesses owners should disaster strike, but as someone who has suffered from personal loss due to severe floods (before founding Dry Patrol of Central Ohio), I like to think that we can play some role in helping people prevent these disasters.”

The Delaware Ohio emergency water services company offers the following tips:

  1. Know where the water shut off is. Knowing where the water shut off is located can save time and aggravation should a household appliance go on the fritz. Surprisingly, many homeowners do not know where the water shut off resides.
  2. Disconnect any hoses outside of the home. Leaving hoses on the spigot can cause water to freeze and back up the water source.
  3. Clear gutters of all debris. Any debris in the gutters can freeze up and cause a backup, which can divert the flow and damage the structure of the roof and foundation. Ultimately, if left long enough, this could be cause for a flood inside the home.
  4. Homeowners should always have the roof inspected before winter hits. As snow piles and ice forms, any loose shingles or other damage can be an invitation for further deterioration.
  5. Caulk all doors and windows. Any leaks within the home offer an opportunity for the outside to enter in. Simple tasks such as caulking can save headaches down the road.

Daughtry adds, “While these tips are ideal for wintertime, one tip that truly resonates throughout the year is to check for corrosion or wear and tear on water supply lines for major appliances. If the water supply line for the washing machine looks sketchy, replace it now. Homeowners are shocked at just how much damage a faulty appliance within the home can cause.”

For more information on winterizing the home to prevent flood damage or emergency water damage remediation, contact Dry Patrol of Central Columbus at 740-417-9006 or visit http://columbuswatermolddamagerepair.com/.

Ohio Has Tiny Houses?

Ohio Has Tiny Houses?

Americans love to get fascinated by the unique it’s embedded in our DNA. We seek out the biggest or the smallest of everything. Usually just for the experience, but a few have made the decision to make these extremes there model of living.

Lots is made about the “biggest” and “most expensive” homes to sell, publications like Business First devote countdowns each quarter. But what about the most miniscule? The “tiny” house nation and Central Ohio has its fair share of small and tiny homes.

What marks small vs. tiny? Well that’s a good question and in reviewing several sources online it seems that homes home with 400 – 1000 square feet are considered small, while less than 400 square feet are considered tiny.

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Why a Tiny House?

“It was fully living in line with my values,” Ellen Dawson-Witt told the Yellow Springs (Ohio) News in a 2011 interview. “I like to know where my food comes from; I like to be in literal touch with the elements and to work with other people.”

Dawson-Witt resides part-time in her 192 square foot home due to the fact that the abode does not have indoor plumbing, which keeps it from being considered a “home” by the county. The home is solar heated and has a gas range from 1934. There were lots of these dotting the hills of Central Ohio along the Mohican River when I was growing up. But they were called “cabins” and the key was that they were for temporary stays and most were not on permanent foundations.

Danny Yahini, owner of Yahini Homes, has been building energy effecient homes since the 1980s and saw the benefits of compact footprints very early. He built his frst home in Meigs County utilizing passive solar heating and since has built dozens of compact homes. The mission of Yahini even focuses on the ability to move homes easily and create economical dwellings. I’m all for the economical part, but the mobile part makes it very hard to not look at these as campers or mobile homes as they’d be titled the same way.

Looking at Tiny Houses in Central Ohio

There is currently one active listing and one in contract listing for homes that would meet the tiny house criteria in the Columbus REALTORS® MLS. There have been six tiny houses that are recorded as sold in the past year – with the majority located in southeast Ohio – that were single-family homes with less than 400 taxable square feet.

The six units averaged a whopping 370 square feet and all had a single bedroom and single bathroom. The average sales price was a whopping $40,717 but that was thrown out of alignment by a tiny house on 18 acres in Corning that sold for $170,000. No other tiny house sold for more than $37,000 and the median for all six homes was only $17,500.

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The Butterfly is built with ease of moving in mind–integrated porch, electric hookup to a standard outlet, water hookup to either a garden hose or a more permanent 3/4″ water line. [Yahini Homes]

The most unique statistic was that 4-of-6 home sold in less than 30 days with the other two taking almost a year. One has to wonder how much the days on market was impacted by “reality” television shows that have given a revival to these homes? Unfortunately, with the recession it is hard to get a great grasp on the number. Pre-2005 MLS statistics are hard to generate as the tax records are showing incorrectly on a large number of homes. But with the real estate collapse in 2005 saying that from 2005-2010 it took an average of 75 days to sell a tiny home doesn’t seem to be comparing apples-to-apples.

No matter how big those mega-mansions, there will always be a portion of the population that would prefer to just take it in a few sizes.

Is It Time to Send Your Agent Packing?

Is It Time to Send Your Agent Packing?

At What Point Does Your Agent Need to Change?

It’s been a long summer with your agent. Signs of possibility but nothing comes to fruition. Is time to give your agent the Todd Richard’s treatment?

Richards was the respected and good coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets until the teams 0-7 start cost him his job this week. It wasn’t Richards fault, but in a result oriented world the buck stopped with him.

Columbus Blue Jackets fired coach Todd Richards after the team's 0-7 start. [bluejackets.com]
Columbus Blue Jackets fired coach Todd Richards after the team’s 0-7 start. [bluejackets.com]
And the buck should stop with your real estate agent. Sure she’s a nice woman but nice doesn’t pay your mortgage at the new home.

Four Reasons to Deep-Six Your Agent

  1. She can’t / won’t answer questions. Every property is going to require a slightly different marketing touch to get it sold. But when you ask “what are we doing to get the house sold?” And you get more ums and stalling it’s time to make the call to your second line.
  2. He is not featuring your property in ads as much. You pay attention to your agent’s marketing, right? You need to. Not just to see where but that he’s doing more than just throwing a sign up. Of course when the signatures are wet and listing is new everyone’s excited and pushing that listing out. But by day 30 the listing has become stale – time to refresh and get a new look. Or some agents will just let the listing slide off the radar.
  3. She won’t take your calls. Amazing how agents get so many clients when a stale listing’s owner calls and the “ums” and “got to go” show the concern she has. Now we all know how great agents reply to calls anyhow, so this is the change in routine you are measuring and evaluating.
  4. When was the last time they were at the house? One of the fun pieces of real estate is being “belly-to-belly” with your clients. But on stale listings they will stop. Simple reason – conflict avoidance. I once had an out-of-town client that would have friends take down my sign on occasion and then figure out how long it would take for me to notice. A little extreme and had we been using the sign and prayer marketing method would of been a big deal. I don’t recommend at all, but the point is made.

Sometimes it is hard to let an agent go. However professional agents know it is business and nothing personal.

OHFA Debuts “Your Choice! Down Payment Assistance” Program

OHFA Debuts “Your Choice! Down Payment Assistance” Program

Ohio Housing Finance Agency recently rolled out a new product, Your Choice! Down Payment Assistance, which provides down payment assistance equal to 2.5% or 5% of the purchase price.
The program can be used to pay for the down payment, closing costs, or other prepaid expenses incurred prior to closing. Your Choice! Down Payment Assistance will help reduce out-of-pocket expenses for homebuyers and help increase homeownership within Ohio. Ohio Housing Finance Agency will continue to price this product daily, the new mortgage rates are expected to be more competitive in the future.

Program HighlightsOhio Housing Finance Agencty

  • The borrower will have the option to choose down payment assistance equal to 2.5% or 5% in the form of a 0 % second mortgage. Down
    payment assistance is forgiven after seven years. If the homebuyer sells or refinances within seven years, they must repay all of the assistance provided.
  • The lender and borrower can decide the best use of the funds such as 3.5% toward down payment and 1.5% towards closing costs or 5% toward down payment 0% toward closing costs.
  • Your Choice! Down Payment Assistance will be included in Grants for Grads, however, the forgiveness for Grants for Grads will remain the same. The second mortgage will be forgiven at 20% per year over five years.  If the borrower sells the home prior to the end of fifth year and provides evidence of continued residency in Ohio, the remaining balance will be forgiven. If a homebuyer refinances their first mortgage, OHFA will continue to re-subordinate their second mortgage. Borrowers can apply for Grants for Grads within 48 months of graduating from an accredited educational institute with an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.

For more information contact Toby Boyce or Equity Resource’s Kelley Hall.

Delaware County Property Transfers, June 15-21, 2015

Delaware County Property Transfers, June 15-21, 2015

Delaware County continued to be the hot-bed of transactions last week with 114 valid sales taking place between June 15-21, 2015.

Unlike last week though only one transaction was above a million dollars this week.

The property is in the planning stages on State Route 37 east of Delaware, Ohio and transferred for $1,200,000 this week.

Ashley, Ohio

  • 8389 PIPER RD transferred from GRAVLEY DAVID & JENNIFER to PIERCE JOHN R & KATHLEEN A for $570,000 (101 – Cash – grain or general farm)

Columbus, Ohio

  • 9072 MISTY DAWN DR transferred from KUNKLEMAN DAVID & ALYSSA to WENTWORTH SARAH & JEREMY for $253,000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 1258 ALLINGTON LN transferred from RICKSON JOHN H SR & DIANNE D to TIMMS NANCY L for $159,000 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
  • 8262 ALTAIR ST transferred from HUDSON JOHN & KATHERINE to LOEWER ADAM for $155,900 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
  • Delaware, Ohio

  • STATE ROUTE 37 transferred from RED BRICK ESTATE LLC to KUNIYOSHI KEVIN S & DAO H for $1,200,000 (501 – Resid Unplat 0-09.99 acres)
  • 460 E WILLIAM ST transferred from CC LAND DEVELOPMENT LLC to STOP-N-GO STORAGE OF DELAWARE LLC for $705,000 (300 – Industrial – vacant land)
  • 70 STRATFORD DR transferred from MERRIMAN RICHARD A to DELAWARE DEVELOPMENTAL PLAN LTD for $468,000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 1018 BALLATER DR transferred from FISCHER HOMES COLUMBUS LP to RAVI LOKRANJITH K & KOSARAJU PALLAVI for $425,000 (500 – Residential vacant land)
  • 827 COVERED BRIDGE DR transferred from BOWER ANDREW P & THERESA A to SANSON JASON T & REBECCA E for $356,000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 583 APPLE VALLEY CIR transferred from DOOBAY DAVENAN K & JENNIFER L to SWIGGUM MICHAEL A & SEDA VARGAS XIOMARA for $289,950 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 923 SAPPHIRE FLAME DR transferred from ROGERS SCOTT & PAMELA to FARNSWORTH JON & CATHERINE for $274,900 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 7675 DUTCH CT transferred from COMPASS HOMES INC to STERN BRIAN A & JENNIFER A for $270,000 (500 – Residential vacant land)
  • 4130 BYERS RD transferred from POPOVICH MISTY A to MOLINA JOHN & ALICIA for $245,000 (511 – Single family Dwlg Unplat 0-09.99 acres)
  • 600 N OLD STATE RD transferred from THRASHER SANDRA K to MACEDONIA ANTHINY DOMINIC & RACHEL ANN RILEY for $237,500 (511 – Single family Dwlg Unplat 0-09.99 acres)
  • 278 INDIGO BLUE ST transferred from PAPLACZYK JULIE A to HENDERSON MONICA S for $219,500 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 3404 ROYAL DORNOCH CIR transferred from LICHTENBERG TERRY R to GUNN WILLIAM & MOOREHEAD MAGGIE for $216,500 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 6517 S SECTION LINE RD transferred from MILBY SUSAN P to MURRAY THOMAS N for $212,000 (511 – Single family Dwlg Unplat 0-09.99 acres)
  • 1506 PLOWINGTON DR transferred from SCHULTZ COURTNEY to WHITAKER KRISTI M S & CLAYTON ERIC for $205,000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 163 W HULL DR transferred from RATLIFF LUCAS M to GOLUB JAMES & MARTH J for $205,000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 26 ELMWOOD DR transferred from HERING THOMAS D CARA L to OARIS HUESCA EVA for $169,000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 19 LAKES AT CHESHIRE DR transferred from BRIDGES WILLIAM S & SARA S to FRAZER BARBARA A for $160,000 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
  • 1662 KEARNEY WAY transferred from EDWARDS LAND DEVELOPMENT CO LLC to BOB WEBB VII LLC for $150,000 (500 – Residential vacant land)
  • 230 OVERTRICK DR transferred from WILSON RODNEY to RADER CLINTON L for $147,500 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 420 N FRANKLIN ST transferred from PETROVICH ELIZABETH to LINE JOSHUA E & GILBERT JOSELYN R for $132,000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • LAKE ST transferred from NEELD WILLIAM E JR & BERTHA J to BERBERI DRITAN & BAKU ETLEVA for $127,500 (501 – Resid Unplat 0-09.99 acres)
  • 543 BUENA PARK DR transferred from HOMEWOOD CORPORATION to HOMEWOOD BUILDING COMPANY LLC for $121,837 (500 – Residential vacant land)
  • 1576 HAVERHILL CT transferred from NELSON FARMS ASSOCIATES LLC to FISCHER HOMES COLUMBUS LP for $106,250 (500 – Residential vacant land)
  • 111 CHAMBERLAIN ST transferred from MEYER STEPHANIE S to NEWBOLD ANDREW for $78,900 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
  • 928 BALLATER DR transferred from FISCHER DEVELOPMENT CO II INC to FISCHER HOMES COLUMBUS LP for $74,531 (500 – Residential vacant land)
  • Dublin, Ohio

    • 6776 BRODIE BLVD, DUBLIN 43017, transferred from BYERS CLIFFORD E & MICHELE L to ENGELKING JEANNE MARIE TRUSTEE for 610000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 7925 DENNISON CT, DUBLIN 43017, transferred from THE OAKS REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT LLC to PREZISIO NEIL J & CYNTHIA M for 200000 (500 – Residential vacant land)

    Galena, Ohio

    • 5650 WHISPERING RIDGE DR, GALENA 43021, transferred from MAPLE CRAFT LLC to SCHICK BRAD A & KELLY M for 476000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 5959 BAYSIDE RIDGE DR, GALENA 43021, transferred from PORTER ROBERT M JR & JENNIFER J to MOWREY JEFFREY C & STEFANIE L for 453000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 6580 LAKE OF THE WOODS PT, GALENA 43021, transferred from STERLING SCOTT E to BODIE JOSEPH F & HEATHER E for 415000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 1844 SOMERFORD DR, GALENA 43021, transferred from ROCKFORD HOMES INC to STEPHENS WILLIAM B & QIANA S SYLVIA for 405302 (500 – Residential vacant land)
    • 7346 MARRISEY LOOP, GALENA 43021, transferred from NELSON MATTHEW J & MIRANDA J TRUSTEES to BONELLO JOHN J & MARGARET L for 398300 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 7442 BROXTON LN, GALENA 43021, transferred from ROCKFORD HOMES INC to RADEBAUGH JAMES B & SONDRA M for 363663 (500 – Residential vacant land)
    • 1268 FORSYTH LN, GALENA 43021, transferred from STRAYER STEVEN M & KIMBERLY A to ROGERS GARY & CYNTHIA for 300000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 4065 HARLEM RD, GALENA 43021, transferred from PURTEE DOUGLAS M to YOUDATH KRISTINA M for 205000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 207 HARRISON ST, GALENA 43021, transferred from SKAGGS RHONDA J to MOYER JORDAN for 146000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 196 N WALNUT ST, GALENA 43021, transferred from WEBER CHARLES E to MADDEN VIRGIL J for 135500 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)

    Johnstown, Ohio

    • 15010 ROBINS RD, JOHNSTOWN 43031, transferred from LANNING SCOTT W & ELIZABETH A to KING RYAN & REBECCA A for 365000 (511 – Single family Dwlg Unplat 0-09.99 acres)
    • 15700 CENTER VILLAGE RD, JOHNSTOWN 43031, transferred from STUMPF CATHERINE & MIKE to LARGENT JUSTIN & CAREY for 80000 (501 – Resid Unplat 0-09.99 acres)

    Lewis Center, Ohio

    • 5236 MEADOW BEND DR, LEWIS CENTER 43035, transferred from STILES PATRICK P JONES STILES KELLI to SMITH BRIAN M & BRIANNE F for 420000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 2450 COLTSBRIDGE DR, LEWIS CENTER 43035, transferred from LEWIS DANIEL M & EMILY to ALWARDT SEAN P & JENNIFER M for 405000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 1728 COTTONWOOD DR, LEWIS CENTER 43035, transferred from CHERRY KRISTIN A DAVID A to MACFARLAND KEVIN T & LESLIE A for 235000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 8635 OAK CREEK DR, LEWIS CENTER 43035, transferred from NGUYEN MAILI to FENG YUEZI & CEN JIANPING for 213000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 9097 LONGSTONE DR, LEWIS CENTER 43035, transferred from KOCHHEISER KYLE A & TAMERA A to SMITH MICHAEL & FAIELLA CASSONDRA for 202500 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 3675 BIRKLAND CIR, LEWIS CENTER 43035, transferred from VILLAGE AT BALE KENYON LLC THE to GROSSMAN NEAL L & WALLACE GROSSMAN ESTELLE for 183685 (500 – Residential vacant land)
    • 114 HOLLY HOCK LN, LEWIS CENTER 43035, transferred from WALKER JESSICA F & ERIC S to KIM DA JIN & CHO SO MANG for 173500 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 3685 BIRKLAND CIR, LEWIS CENTER 43035, transferred from VILLAGE AT BALE KENYON LLC THE to HERB AMY M for 169915 (500 – Residential vacant land)
    • 785 SPRING VALLEY DR, LEWIS CENTER 43035, transferred from REES CYNTHIA A to ABDILLAHI FADUMA M for 100000 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)

    Ostrander, Ohio

    • 389 LONG TRL, OSTRANDER 43061, transferred from AQUINO DEAN M & BROOKE E to MILLER SCOTT E & CHRISTINE L for 399000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 500 STATE ROUTE 257, OSTRANDER 43061, transferred from LEHMAN DAREN T SHERRI B to RUSSELL ANITA J for 305000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 5202 PENN RD, OSTRANDER 43061, transferred from HUNTER BRANDON C & JESSICA L to GIBBS DONNA J for 135000 (511 – Single family Dwlg Unplat 0-09.99 acres)
    • 7226 MARYSVILLE RD, OSTRANDER 43061, transferred from FROEHLICH DAVE E CAROL A to MILLS DONALD L for 134000 (511 – Single family Dwlg Unplat 0-09.99 acres)
    • 9596 MARYSVILLE RD, OSTRANDER 43061, transferred from TWD PROPERTIES LLC to POPOVICH MISTY for 132000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • STOVER RD, OSTRANDER 43061, transferred from SCHMITTER WILLIAM D DORIS L TRUSTEES to SCHMITTER TERRY S & LINDA T for 77100 (502 – Resid Unplat 10-19.99 acres)
    • BRINDLE RD, OSTRANDER 43061, transferred from VISTA LAND COMPANY LLC to BAAWINE MCCHARNA for 30000 (501 – Resid Unplat 0-09.99 acres)

    Powell, Ohio

    • SHAWNEE TRL, POWELL 43065, transferred from LASTRANGE THOMAS E & JOAN M to BALDRIDGE CRAIG A SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE for 773500 (500 – Residential vacant land)
    • 2300 COVE POINT CT, POWELL 43065, transferred from MOTORISTS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY to GODFREY LORA P & LLOYD P for 709900 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 1637 HEATHERWAE LOOP, POWELL 43065, transferred from MORRIS NANCY M TRUSTEE to POZNYAK STANISLAV & MARINA for 520000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 1975 CARRIAGE RD, POWELL 43065, transferred from DEHNER J KURT & SHAWN G TRUSTEES to FISHER DAVID H & LYNN A for 450000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 4855 CASCADE DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from CUNNINGHAM TERENCE P ROSE M to OKONAK THOMAS F & CHRISTINE C for 448000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 7647 HIGH WIND DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from HARDING MICHAEL R to SKEELS MICHAEL D & MELISSA K for 445000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 4048 HICKORY ROCK DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from DUBLIN MANOR LLC to LITTLE BRADY EMILY for 434000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • CLARK-SHAW RD, POWELL 43065, transferred from KELLING TONI M & LEVI B to EHMER BRIAN R & WENDY A for 422500 (501 – Resid Unplat 0-09.99 acres)
    • 7790 INDIAN SPRINGS DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from FISHER DAVID H LYNN A to KOSARAJU VENKATA & KOSARAJU NANDANA for 416000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 55 BUCKEYE DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from ALLEN DON D & JUNKO A to KELLY LARRY & ROBIN S for 382500 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 161 BEECH RIDGE DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from TIERNEY NICHOLAS J & GINA to CRAIG MICHAEL B & CHRISTA D for 367000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 4222 VERBENA LN, POWELL 43065, transferred from HILLMAN JASON E & AMY E to PACKMAN WILLIAM E JR & KRISTIN for 355700 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 4477 HUNTER LAKE DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from JACKSON JARED M & PAULA T to SCHMIDT CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL & REBECCA MARIE for 350000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 6735 GOLDEN WAY, POWELL 43065, transferred from MCNAMARA TIMOTHY J ERIN B to SIEDLAK JOSEPH E & ASHLEY M for 341000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 521 EAGLEVIEW CT, POWELL 43065, transferred from SHEETS JEFFREY L & BARBARA A to CHERNEY LEON I & TINYA G F TRUSTEES for 334900 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 8707 RUTHERFORD ESTATES CT, POWELL 43065, transferred from CHANEY MICHAEL & JENNIFER to FECHO BYRON for 332000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 5420 CARSON PL, POWELL 43065, transferred from O’QUINN PATRICK AND COTY LEE to ANTONACCIO LEONARD J JR & ANGELA D for 325000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 9805 OXFORD CIR, POWELL 43065, transferred from SMITH LAWRENCE E to KARIMIAN NEMAT & REZAZADEHDARVISHBAGHAL MEHRI for 312000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 2287 BRYTON DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from GREEN TERRI L to BAPODRA PRIYA & VILLAVERDE RAMON O for 310000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 3658 FORESTA GRAND DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from ROMANELLI AND HUGHES BUILDING COMPANY to LIBERATI MARY A for 309900 (500 – Residential vacant land)
    • 4271 LANDHIGH LAKES DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from HICKMAN RAYMOND D & BEVERLY to HOOD CHRISTINE A & CLIFTON R IV TRUSTEES for 309000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 270 MURPHY’S GRN, POWELL 43065, transferred from FOURMAN CLARA J to MULHERN STEVEN R & JAN M for 282000 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
    • 7671 TREE LAKE BLVD, POWELL 43065, transferred from SCHLARMAN JOSEPH P to BOUHADANA YVES & ROMY E for 273000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 524 COMMONS DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from OBARSKI CATHERINE M to PATTERSON THOMAS TRUSTEE for 244000 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
    • 3660 STONEWAY PT, POWELL 43065, transferred from MERCHANT BRADLEY C & CYNTHIA F to CLARKE RICHARD J for 215500 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
    • 8641 STONEWOODS LN, POWELL 43065, transferred from DRAY WAYNE B LUELLA M to CIRIGLIANO JAMES J & PATRICIA A for 148000 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
    • 186 STONEBEND DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from RUCKER JAMES & YVONNE to WILSON GREGORY A for 147500 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
    • E MOHAWK DR, POWELL 43065, transferred from FRITZ KENNETH E SR to PETERSON JIRINA for 75000 (500 – Residential vacant land)
    • 10351 SAWMILL PKWY, POWELL 43065, transferred from S-K POWELL OWNER LLC to S-K POWELL OWNER LLC for 0 (400 – Commercial – vacant land)
    • Sunbury, Ohio

    • 168 ROSSCOMMON DR, SUNBURY 43074, transferred from MICELI MICHAEL A & ELIZABETH A to KOCHHEISER KYLE A & TAMARA A for 301000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 783 MILL RUN DR, SUNBURY 43074, transferred from SCHOOLEY PAUL C & MELISSA A to BARRON JOSHUA for 233000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 7822 PORTER CENTRAL RD, SUNBURY 43074, transferred from STITH MICHAEL L to COLEMAN JOHN D III for 215579 (511 – Single family Dwlg Unplat 0-09.99 acres)
    • 680 HEARTLAND MEADOWS DR, SUNBURY 43074, transferred from BROOME ERIC ANDREW & MOWERY MEGAN DAWN to WEBSTER DAVID & SEARFOS ELIZABETH for 209000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 880 S OLD 3C HWY, SUNBURY 43074, transferred from BOWERS BRITTANY to LEMASTER BILL T & JANICE J for 202000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 164 LETTS AVE, SUNBURY 43074, transferred from TUCKER MYRNA to WILLOUGHBY JEFFREY for 168000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • MURPHY RD, SUNBURY 43074, transferred from LEAPLEY LAWRENCE V to HRABACK MICHAEL for 150240 (101 – Cash – grain or general farm)
    • 144 N COLUMBUS ST, SUNBURY 43074, transferred from SUNBURY CARE INC to STONE LAKE DAY CARE CENTER LLC for 115000 (412 – Nursing homes and priv hospitals)

    Westerville, Ohio

    • 5475 SLATER RDG, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from FIGULY RICHARD D to ROCKWELL JOHN M & JULL E for 480000 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
    • 7812 MILFORD AVE, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from DENNIE BRIAN WILLIAM & LAURIE J to VALLIPURAM SUTHANTHIRA & SUTHANTHIRA SUTHARSHINY for 471000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 5439 SLATER RDG, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from WILLIAMS STUART WARD & CAROLE J to BARCK ADAM M & LISA M for 455000 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
    • 8466 HARVEST WIND DR, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from PATTON SCOTT A & ANGELA R to WALKER CHRISTOPHER P & JODIE L for 445000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 7465 UPPER CAMBRIDGE WAY, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from SHIDELER RICHARD B & CYNTHIA B to DICKERSON DAVE JR & LAURETTE R for 393000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 6105 BERINGER DR, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from BERNS HENRY C JR WANDA R to HEJAZEEN FAILAQ & HANAN for 369000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 636 HIGH TIMBER DR, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from BIDWELL HOMES IK PLAN to HOLMES W CHRIS & JESSICA S for 358000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 5816 PROSPECT LN, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from HUGHES JAMES M & KERRY K to N P DODGE JR TRUSTEE for 350000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 5776 CALI GLEN LN, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from DEFENBAUGH DIRK D & CHRISTINE G to KING KATHERINE M for 345000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 733 OLDE MILL DR, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from SCHICK BRAD A & KELLY M to RIEI MARCUS A for 309500 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 5130 BARDON DR, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from BASHAM GEORGE A & EMILY A to BARRY HELEN & JOHN for 304900 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
    • 461 BELLFREY DR, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from KALINICH JOHN S & RUTH N to LAKE KEITH A & JULIE A for 300000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 337 AYLESBURY CT, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from HOLLAND GABRIELLA S to STOVALL ARTHUR A III & JENNIFER L for 264900 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 6593 COLLINGWOOD DR, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from BURTON EDWIN L MICHELLE K to GIVEN BRYAN S & MEGAN M for 257900 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 7561 TOTTEN SPRINGS DR, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from MAYESKI ULLRICH C & KAVONNE L to PERUMAL ANAND & PLUMMER CASSANDRA for 250000 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 5676 GENOA FARMS BLVD, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from SMITH SARA E MCCREA & JASON B to JASKIEWICZ MELISSA A for 229900 (510 – Single family Dwlg owner occupied)
    • 246 WINDEMERE PL, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from CRAWFORD JENNIFER L to MOORMAN LAURA for 168200 (550 – Condominium Residential Unit)
    • 11389 CENTER VILLAGE RD, WESTERVILLE 43082, transferred from PREMIER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE LLC to TERRY MARTIN for 120000 (511 – Single family Dwlg Unplat 0-09.99 acres)

    All information in this report was received from the Delaware County Auditor’s office and is believed to be correct but not guaranteed.

    Why You Nees to Care About Bridge Street Project

    Why You Nees to Care About Bridge Street Project

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    Earth movers are beginning to get Dublin’s Bridge Strert Project unsder development. [toby boyce]
    It has been front-page news throughout the northern Columbus community. And we in Delaware, Ohio need to be watching it as well.

    The largest single project in Dublin history could transform the area just north of historical downtown into a “stand alone” comminity blending residential, office and retail space into a sparkling new community on both sides of the Scioto River.

    A concept that fits very well with what Mid-Ohio Regional Planning shared as an understanding for what will be coming to the region in the next 40 years.

    So why does this matter to Delaware?

    Most residents love Delaware for its community feel. But few know that pre-ression a deal was in the works that would have transformed the Olentangy River’s look at Central and Flax streets. An Apartment complex was going to cover much of the area.
    Smart development is a key to keeping Delaware vibrant.

    Three Reasons Why Delaware Needs to Care

    1. This project could define the future of central Ohio growth.
    2. The Olentangy River has very little draw in Delaware – and that should change. This project has integrated the river into its pland.
    3. Money drives the future of these projects and folks with money seem to like Delaware.

    Are you watching the projects in Dublin? It’s okay, C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co. is doing it for you.

    Home & Condo Quest Returns in 2015

    Home & Condo Quest Returns in 2015

    The BIA Home & Condo Quest will return to Delaware and the rest of central Ohio on the weekends of April 18-19 and April 25-26.

    Come experience the region’s largest open house. Tour a spectacular array of dozens of brand new homes for free, including:

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    • Single-family homes
    • Ranch condos
    • Patio homes
    • Townhomes
    • Twin singles
    • Multi-level homes

    Price ranges are as wonderful and diverse as the home choices, which range from $139,000 to $1,000,000.

    Ryan Homes will feature its new homes in the Old Colony subdivision which is located off Bowtown Road between State Route 521 and the railroad tracks and is the only Delaware City Schools development on the list.

    JUST LISTED: Panera Area Ranch

    JUST LISTED: Panera Area Ranch

    514 Thistle Drive | Delaware | Ohio

    514 Thistle Drive Delaware Ohio

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    Why Should I Buy 514 Thistle Drive?

    Looking for a ranch home in Delaware, Ohio? Well that search just came to an end. 514 Thistle Drive (map) will welcome you home with welcome arms. The large entryway flows into a large living room. The vaulted ceilings make this a great space for family and friends to gather. The eat-in kitchen is open and inviting with a new dishwasher (’11), electric range and refrigerator. Neutral colors throughout make this home as easy on the eye as it on the wallet. Large master bedroom has a walk-in closet and master bathroom. Control it all with NEST thermostat.

    Enjoy the outdoors the 14×30 deck is perfect for the summer. “We have room to grill, eat, and the kids play without getting in each other’s way,” the sellers commented. Additionally, home is situated only two houses from the Nottingham Park and its soccer fields and recently upgraded play equipment. And possibly the best part? Less than a five-minute walk to Carlisle School, Buehler’s, Ace Hardware, and Panera. A 20-minute walk, or about 1-1/2 miles, from historic downtown Delaware, Ohio.

    Scheudle your personal showing today at 740-990-9748 or complete our handy online form.

    The Details

    • Price: $130,000 (Need Pre-Approved? Get the App!)
    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Bathrooms (Full/Half): 2/0
    • Rooms (Type): 6 (Living, Eat-in kitchen, laundry room)
    • Basement: 4-foot deep crawl space
    • Garage: 2-Car Attached
    • Exterior: Vinyl
    • Interior Features: Dishwasher (new in 2011), Refrigerator, Electric Range
    • Exterior Features: 14 x 30 Deck, front stoop

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    Boyce Establishes New Brokerage

    Boyce Establishes New Brokerage

    The local options for real estate added another company on March 1 when C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co. will open its doors in historic Delaware, Ohio.

    C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co. Toby Boyce Delaware Ohio
    Toby Boyce has launched an independent brokerage C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co. in honor of his late father.

    C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co. goals include creating a consumer-centric experience. “We want consumers to have a one-of-a-kind experience,” said Broker and President Toby Boyce. “The revival of downtown Delaware has been in large part due to its uniqueness. C.G. Boyce is going to bring that experience to real estate. For too long area residents have had to deal with McDonald’s-style service and we don’t think that’s okay.”

    Boyce has been in real estate since 2006 and is an active member of numerous real estate organizations. Including serving on two National Association of REALTORS® committees, past Chairperson for the Communications Committee for Ohio Association of REALTORS® and currently serves as a member of the board for Delaware County Board of REALTORS®.

    C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co. is named in honor of Toby’s father, Calvin Gerald Boyce, who had planned on joining his son in real estate. Unfortunately Calvin passed away unexpectedly in 2007 and never had the chance to retire and join the real estate team.

    Toby Boyce is a native of Danville, Ohio, and earned his Bachelor’s of Arts from Mount Union College and a Master’s of Business Administration from Heidelberg College.

    Toby is married to Gretchen (Golling) Boyce and the couple reside in Delaware, Ohio, with their Boxer, Sadie.

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    Delaware Ohio: Real Estate Transfers Jan 26-Feb 1

    Delaware Ohio: Real Estate Transfers Jan 26-Feb 1

    This week saw a marked pick-up in valid transfers from last week with 52 properties exchanging hands county wide and 11 in Delaware, Ohio which was up from last week.

    Real Estate Transfers in Delaware, Ohio
    January 26 – February 1, 2015

    1. $4,100,000, 0 Penry Road, grain/agricultural
    2. $435,000, 477 Quarter Way, single-family home
    3. $300,000, 147 North Franklin, single-family home
    4. $267,000, 611 Meadows Drive, single-family home
    5. $205,000, 494 Riverby Lane, single-family home

    The Penry Road transfer is reported to be a three-parcel transfer of ownership. “Reported” because only two parcels on Delaware County Auditor’s Web site are listed under the ownership group for a total of 306.561 acres.

    Toby Included in Sunday Dispatch Story

    Toby Included in Sunday Dispatch Story

    The lists come out every year.

    Make these 10 home improvements to maximize your home’s value

    Well Jim Weiker (@jimweiker), The Dispatch’s real estate and housing writer, went looking for information on how those updates played in Central and Delaware, Ohio.

    Columbus Dispatch

    Jim’s article on Sunday featured two local real estate agents — including Toby Boyce — in a discussion about how you need to make the changes in the home with common sense in mind but do it for yourself.

    The original story, “Outdoor improvements attract home buyers”, appeared in Sunday, January 25, issue of The Dispatch.

    A PDF version can be found here.

    Top Five Real Estate Deals in Delaware This Week

    Top Five Real Estate Deals in Delaware This Week

    Real Estate Transfers in Delaware, Ohio
    January 19 – January 25, 2015

    highest priced house to sell in delaware ohio
    103 Winding Valley Drive was the top-priced home to sell in Delaware, Ohio, during the past week shown in this 2009 Delaware County Auditor photograph. [delaware county auditor]
    1. $318,000, 103 Winding Valley Drive, single-family home
    2. $194,054, US 42, grain/agricultural
    3. $118,000, 318 N. Union Street, single-family home
    4. $115,000, 60 Columbus Avenue, single-family home
    5. $99,900, 97 Troy Road, single-family home

    January and February are traditionally two of the slowest months in real estate … and this was no exception. Only 34 homes changed hands in all of Delaware County and only eight in the 43015 zip code.